In an opening scene of the 2013 TV series, Revenge, “Emily Thorne says:
“They say the best-laid plans often go awry. Because no matter how detailed the preparation, a plan will always have a WEAK SPOT…..”
Blogging Hiatus Plan
In anticipation of our two granddaughters visiting over spring break and Hubby and I celebrated our 55th Wedding Anniversary, I went on a 3+ week blogging hiatus. I devoted the first week to scheduling and organizing:
- exciting activities for the granddaughters during their seven-day visit; and
- interesting places for Hubby and I to visit over our four-day mini vacation.
Days before the grands arrived, Hubby’s trigeminal nerve pain flared-up. He has lived with this condition for more than five years and the pain usually resolves on its own. But, in the last six months he has undergone several outpatient surgical procedures with only temporary relief.
Hubby’s severe pain flare-up was the “weak spot” in my family planned activities during this “blogging hiatus”.
Rather than push the panic button when my “hiatus plans” hit a “weak spot”, I went to a space of stillness, quiet, and mindful breathing. In silence, Self-Trust emerged and I was able to re-direct and focus on creating a new plan, which gave me the Self-Confidence to:
- Stretch – I went outside of my comfort-zone to overcome a long-time fear of driving on two-lane highways, tollways and interstate highways. When faced with the choice whether to disappoint our granddaughters or overcome my fears, it was a no-brainer. The granddaughters left eleven days ago and since that time I drive, solo, all over the City of Orlando and its suburbs. Getting to places where I like to go, without bugging Hubby, and enjoying every moment of this newfound freedom.
- Let Go of the planned mini-vacation until Hubby’s pain condition is under control. Instead, I spent time reading, exploring, learning and relaxing.
Blogging Hiatus Experience
Through this “blogging hiatus experience”, Self-Trust emerged and strengthened my:
- Self-Esteem to step outside of my comfort zone;
- Inner Strength to move beyond the “weak spots” that cross my path; and
- Self-Confidence to rely on my “inner voice.”